Carbon price sinks as EU vote is delayed

Pricing carbon-linked bonds

The postponement of a crucial vote to decide whether to delay or ‘back-load’ European Union Allowances (EUAs) as part of plans to bolster the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has caused prices to stumble to all-time lows, say analysts.

At market close on December 4, EUA futures for delivery in December 2012 settled at €5.72 ($7.39), although bounced back to €6.15 by close on December 5, according to Thomson Reuters Point Carbon (see figure 1 – link here or see below).

“Carbon has gone

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.


Want to know what’s included in our free membership? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: